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A Timeless Whisper: Boucheron's Iconic Fan Watch

Embodying pride and the avant-garde spirit of its time, this iconic Boucheron "Fan" model watch from the 1950s is a masterpiece of innovation and extravagance. Encased in 18K yellow gold with details in platinum, and graced with 41 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling approximately 1.86ct, its design is both a nod to the daring modernity of the era and a celebration of Boucheron's legacy in creating jewellery that pushes boundaries. As part of a distinguished "family" of fan watches, it stands not just as a timepiece but as a symbol of fashion-forward thinking, likely to be highlighted in prestigious retrospectives on retro jewellery. Its presence on the wrist is a statement of elegance, a connection to a bold era where Boucheron led with designs that were both extravagant and challengingly modern.

Antique jewelry object group
ladies wrist watch

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
France

Style
Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
See also: Fifties (of the twentieth century)
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Period
ca. 1950
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Material 18K
yellow gold and details in platinum (touchstone tested)
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Extra information
Boucheron - A leading French jewelry firm, founded in 1858 in the Palais Royal, Paris, by Frédéric Boucheron (1830-1902) and now having its main establishment at 26 Place VendOme, Paris, with branches in London and elsewhere. Frédéric Boucheron was succeeded by his son Louis (1874-1959), in turn succeeded by his son Gerard (b. 1910), whose son Alain (b. 1948) is now active in the business. The London office, established in 1907, is at 180 New Bond St. In 1960 the firm at the request of the Shah of Iran, set up in Tehran the display of the Royal Jewelry Collection. Boucheron is noted as a specialist in gems as well as a designer of luxury and medium-priced jewelry.

Diamonds
41 brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of 1.86ct colour and clarity H/J, si/i
All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Brand
Boucheron

Signature
Boucheron

Engraving
Boucheron Paris

Hallmarks
The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head (that was in use in France from about 1838) and the French control mark for platinum representing a dog's head (that was in use in France from about 1912).
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Dimensions
Length 17 (modifications to either lengthen or shorten can be arranged upon request). Inquire for a quote. Width center part 2,57 cm (1,01 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
63,50 gram (40,83 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
23285-0081

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A Timeless Whisper: Boucheron's Iconic Fan Watch
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